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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
y large number of our Southern schools and homes. Photographs of distinguished Confederates are somewhat common; but accurate, standard pictures are comparatively rare. We are indebted to Mr. D. H. Anderson, photographer of Richmond, for a lot of the latter class. He has presented us with superb photographs,and (most of them) excellent likenesses of Generals R. E. Lee, J. E. Johnston, Stonewall Jackson, Early, J. E. B. Stuart, Heth, Mahone, G. W. C. Lee, Lilly, Jno. S. Preston, Geo. W. Randolph, John Echols, Beauregard, B. T. Johnson and D. H. Maury, Colonels John B. Baldwin, Jno. S. Mosby and Robt. Ould, Captain M. F. Maury, Hon. Robt. Toombs, Hon. R. M. T. Hunter, Hon. H. B. Grigsby, Ex-Governor Wm. Smith, Ex-President John Tyler, Hon. J. L. M. Curry, and Rev. M. D. Hoge, D. D. This donation of Mr. Anderson is a highly prized addition to our collection of photographs, and we trust that other artists will be induced to add the products of their skill, and that the friends
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The death of Major-General J. E. B. Stuart. (search)
ch, corner of Marshall and Fifth streets--Rev. Dr. Peterkin, rector. The cortege reached the church about five o'clock, without music or military escort, the Public Guard being absent on duty. The church was already crowded with citizens. The metalic case containing the corpse. was borne into the church and up in the centre aisle to the altar, the organ pealing a solemn funeral dirge and anthem by the choir. Among the pall-bearers we noticed Brigadier-General John H. Winder, General George W. Randolph, General Joseph R. Anderson, Brigadier-General Lawton and Commodore Forrest. Among the congregation appeared President Davis, General Bragg, General Ransom, and other civic and military officials in Richmond. A portion of the funeral services according to the Episcopal church was read by Rev. Dr. Peterkin, assisted by other ministers, concluding with singing and prayer. The body was then borne forth to the hearse in waiting, decorated with black plumes and drawn by four whit
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Meeting at the White Sulphur Springs. (search)
division commander was preparing to move on, when an order came from General Forrest, telling him of the enemy's movement on Tuscaloosa, and ordering him to halt and await orders. This caused a delay of one day, when General Taylor, at Selma, hearing of it, telegraphed orders for the First division to move to Plantersville. Before the division could reach Plantersville, orders came from General Forrest to move to Randolph, about twenty miles further north. Before the division could reach Randolph, Forrest had been driven from there, and it turned to Plantersville again. The Ochmulgee swamp had now to be crossed, and Armstrong's brigade was five hours in going one mile across it. When this brigade had gone over, it was utterly impassable to the artillery and Starke's brigade; and these, under the direction of a neighborbood guide, were moved to a crossing five miles above, and after working all night, got over about daylight the next morning, and moving rapidly reached Selma just in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Confederate States of America (search)
ederate States ended on Feb. 8, 1862, when the permanent government was organized. Jefferson Davis had been unanimously chosen President for a term of six years. He chose for his cabinet Judah P. Benjamin, of Louisiana, Secretary of State; George W. Randolph, of Virginia, Secretary of War; S. R. Mallory, of Florida, Secretary of the Navy; C. G. Memminger, of South Carolina, Secretary of the Treasury; J. H. Reagan, of Texas, Postmaster-General, and T. H. Watts, of Alabama, Attorney-General. RanRandolph resigned in the autumn, and James A. Seddon, a wealthy citizen of Richmond, was made Secretary of War in his place. On the same day a Congress assembled at Richmond, in which all the slave-labor States were represented excepting Maryland and Delaware. Devices for seals of the various departments were adopted, and the seals were made in England. While the inhabitants of Richmond, the Confederate capital, were at their respective places of worship (Sunday, April 2, 1865), the message f
ifice a fractional command to save the other and larger portion. Here the sacrifice had become all the more imperative, by reason of the fact that Fort Pillow was now our only reliance, for the safety of the Mississippi Valley; except, perhaps, Randolph, fifteen miles farther down, where some light works had been thrown up, with as little regard to a minimum garrison as at Forts Pillow and Columbus. Less than a week after the surrender of Island No.10, transports were filled with General Pop for immediate service, and report. G. T. Beauregard. 9. Corinth, April 14th, 1862. Brigadier-General Rust, Fort Pillow: No arms here, or available at present. Employ unarmed men to construct bridge over Hatchie on roads to Covington and Randolph, and repair roads. Impress negroes also for same purpose. Show to General. Villepigue. Ample additional forces ordered to our assistance. G. T. Beauregard. 10. Corinth, April 14th, 1862. General Sam. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General
partment to General Bragg. comments on President Davis. General Bragg's despatch to General Beauregard. his reply. Mr. Randolph's telegram. General Beauregard's letter to General Cooper. Misstatements contained in President Davis's book. publierate. I will leave my Staff with you until required by me. You will find it very useful. On the next day, the Hon. George W. Randolph, Secretary of War, confirmed General Bragg's despatch, as follows: Richmond, June 23d, 1862. Genr text. The letter referred to is in the Appendix to this chapter. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, George W. Randolph, Sec. of War. Not a word of explanation, not an expression of regret at the abrupt change, are to be found difficulty in notifying General Beauregard of the order superseding him; and the curt, unceremonious, official note of Mr. Randolph, dated Richmond, June 23d, also reached General Beauregard without difficulty or delay. IV. If, as Mr. Davis has i
eived a telegram from the President assigning you permanently to the command turned over to you by General Beauregard. I write to inform you officially of the fact, and to request that you will correspond with and receive instructions from this department, and consider yourself as the Commander-in-Chief of the forces within your department. I do not wish to be understood as restricting General Lee's functions; they continue as heretofore. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Geo. W. Randolph, Secretary of War. Cullum's Springs, Bladon, Ala., July 16th, 1862. To the Editors of the Mobile Evg. News, Mobile, Ala.: Gentlemen,—Your article of the 15th instant, entitled Mischief Makers, has just been called to my attention. I fully approve your remarks, deprecating the attempts of friends or foes to make invidious distinctions between generals now gallantly defending our cause and country, or to excite feuds and animosities among them, especially between General Bragg and
the Bank of Columbus, Georgia, with the belief that they would there be perfectly safe. To General Beauregard's surprise, on the 11th of October the following telegram was forwarded to him from Richmond: Take possession of the coin of the Bank of Louisiana, in the hands of W. H. Young, President of the Bank of Columbus, Ga., and place it in the bands of John Boston, the depositary of the Government, at Savannah. A written order will be sent immediately, but don't wait for it. G. W. Randolph, Secy. of War. Without loss of time, though very reluctantly, General Beauregard sent an officer of his staff, Colonel A. G. Rice, Vol. A. D. C., to execute this disagreeable order. On the 14th, from Columbus, Colonel Rice telegraphed as follows: To Genl. T. Jordan, A. A. G.: Mr. Young, under instructions from Mr. Memminger, dated 9th of June, refuses to give up the coin. He has telegraphed to Richmond. No reply yet. A. G. Rice, A. D. C. Forcible possession, howeve
, and that through him Colonel Miles hoped to be able, erelong, to procure other 10-inch guns for Charleston. But the concluding part of the despatch spoke of Mr. Randolph's resignation, just sent in, and deplored it as a great loss to us, for he took deep interest in General Beauregard's efforts thoroughly to secure Charleston tructing the Appalachicola River below the batteries, with a view to avoiding complication with the State authorities. 13. The effects of the resignation of Mr. Randolph, as Secretary of War, were soon felt in Charleston, as will be seen by the following telegrams: Richmond, Nov. 25th, 1862. Genl. Beauregard: The two formed for the safety of Charleston and of the Confederate cause, it peremptorily declined to do so. The matter was brought before Mr. Seddon, the successor of Mr. Randolph as Secretary of War, but he would have nothing to do with it, because, as he said, the Ordnance regulations had to be obeyed and carried out. It was only when
end the assistance required as speedily as required. Answer by telegraph. G. W. Randolph, Secy. of War. Headquarters, Third Mil. Dist., S. C., McPhersonville, Ocnt, G. T. Beauregard, Genl. Comdg. Charleston, S. C., Oct. 3d, 1862. Hon. Geo. W. Randolph, Sec. of War, Richmond, Va.: Two regiments ordered to General Finegain them. It is not intended to deprive you of discretion in the matter. G. W. Randolph, Sec. of War. Charleston, S. C., Oct. 6th, 1862. Genl. H. W. Mercer, Comconsenting to receipt for it as the depositary of the Treasury Department. G. W. Randolph, Secy. of War. Richmond, Oct. 15th, 1862. Genl. G. T. Beauregard: Thee Government depositary at Augusta. You will dispose of it accordingly. George W. Randolph, Secy. of War. Augusta, Oct. 18th, 1862. Genl. Jordan, Chief of Staff:uthorized the casting of the 15-inch gun. Hope to get some more 10-inch soon. Randolph's resignation is a great loss to us. He took deep interest in your defences. W
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